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All 72 Front Royal Restaurants


206 South Royal Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630
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Ranked #5 of 72 Restaurants in Front Royal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, International, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Description: The endless creativity of Chef-Owners David and Stacy Gedney has produced an excellent bistro alternative to the commitment of fine dining restaurants and to the ennui of the countless chain restaurants. Element offers a variety of sapid dishes for lunch and dinner in a relaxed and modern atmosphere, augmented by a full bar, beers on draft and an elegant wine list. We adjust the menu regularly to keep our ingredients fresh and our choices interesting.
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The food was average. The drinks were good. The service nice, though the kitchen was a little slow serving 10. The kids can have cheese quesadillas. The space for10 is great, intimate, like being at your own dining table

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North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stopped in for Sunday lunch with sweet husband just before getting on Skyline Drive. Very small dining area in the front but we sat at the window for people watching. The staff were all attentive and very friendly. I had the tasty huevos carnitas and my husband loved the crab Chesapeake dish he had.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The restaurant is located in an old,ramshackle house and is rather small but the food is very good and there is a good selection of wine at reasonable prices. Everyone(4 adults) was impressed with their meals and desserts and they were gluten-free friendly.

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We were staying one night in Front Royal and this place was recommended by our B&B host. We got a table no problem on a saturday night and although the menu was not extensive there was something for everyone (my partners parents are extremely hard to please). They have a great range of beers and wines. The food was really... More

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were travelling through town and stopped here for lunch. We ordered soup and sandwiches. Despite the food being tasty, what we remember is that it took close to 1 hour to vet our meal and the waitress was snotty.

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Clifton, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Based on earlier TA reviews we did the same research. We wanted a convenient pit stop for gourmet trail sandwiches to take on a Shenandoah hike. This place has street parking minutes from the North Entrance of Skyline Drive. Opens early. Almost a dozen handmade delights with names like "Old Rag Mountain" and "Shenandoah Ranger". They'll cut'em, wrap'em tight, add... More

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The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed at the Woodward House B&B and our hostess recommended this little gem of a restaurant. It's small, unpretentious, and excellent!! We were a party of four.Two of us had the scallops and pronounced them perfect. The roasted chicken was very tasty, and my shrimp and angel hair pasta was yummy. I could have licked the plate. The soup... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited this restaurant on recommendation from Tom at Killahevlin B&B where we were staying. We had lunch there and both my husband and i thoroughly enjoyed our salads and sandwiches. We enjoyed it so much we wanted to come back the next day.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Having lived most of my life in Washington D.C. and San Diego, I am accustomed to excellent cuisine and have become a bit of a food snob. We generally don't enjoy the majority of restaurants in Front Royal. My taste buds were delighted with my first meal and dessert at Element. The service and ambience were excellent too. The owners... More

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Marshall, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Read the reviews before heading to Front Royal and decided this would be a great place to have lunch before touring Skyline Caverns. The tour of a Skyline Caverns was superior but this restaurant was a disappointment. - walked in and most tables empty but not cleaned from previous customers - limited lunch menu - wait service was slow due... More

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Additional Information about Element

Address: 206 South Royal Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone Number: 540-636-9293
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, International, Bistro

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